Approximate methods for calculating the flow about nonlifting bodies of revolution at high supersonic airspeeds

Eggers, A J , Jr Savin, Raymond C
December 1951

Explicit expressions are developed which yield the Mach number and pressure distributions on the surfaces of pointed nonlifting bodies of revolution operating at high supersonic airspeeds and at values of the hypersonic similarity parameter (ratio of free-stream Mach number to slenderness ratio) greater than 1. Very simple explicit expressions are obtained for these distributions in the special case of slender bodies. In the case of cones, the analytic solutions accurately define the entire flow field over a wide range of free-stream Mach numbers and apex angles.

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